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April 16, 2014

Domino's Pizza now delivers by cargo trike in downtown Portland

Portland's pedal-cargo delivery scene has hit a new milestone: even Domino's has bought a trike.


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April 15, 2014

Judge dismisses Medford man's protest over citation for leaving bike lane

A Medford man issued a citation last year for pedaling outside of a bike lane to avoid debris says a judge has sided with the officer who pulled him over.


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Task force agrees: Make NE Multnomah protected bike lanes permanent

What's the future of the protected bike lanes on NE Multnomah? It looks good, but there are some key unanswered questions.


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Movie Spotlight: Ciclo

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April 14, 2014

Five new bike ideas from other places that Oregon could steal

Over the last week or so, a bunch of great ideas from other cities have been washing up on our digital shorelines.


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Bicycle 'Aid Stations' coming to Plaid Pantry stores

First they added bike parking, now Plaid Pantry will have official Bike Aid stations at all their Oregon stores.


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With grant application, PBOT finally acknowledges 'safety issue' with streetcar tracks

Can you believe it? After many years of foot-dragging, PBOT is finally taking steps to address the dangers of streetcar tracks.


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The Dashing Tweed Ride

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Replace or Repair? Sorting the Pile.

ORbike contributor Jessie Kwak helps you sort through your repair pile in time for summer. You just might be surprised how easy some fixes are, and how much money you can save this year with a little needle and...

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The Monday Roundup: Hit and run by bike, bike golfing & more

A bike-by crash on the Springwater and more interesting bike links of the week.


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April 12, 2014

Film Spotlight: Bicycle and a Way

An excellent addition to Filmed by...

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April 11, 2014

The Friday Profile: Rachael Pecore-Valdez, mountain-bike rookie on a wolf's tail

For someone whose longest bike trip ever is 40 miles to Sauvie Island and back, a 1,200-mile, five-week mountain bike trek through Eastern Oregon will be, well, a leap.


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West-side paths may get lottery grants, but bike-share expansion looks iffy

A mixed-use path link in Tualatin is among the top contenders for a lottery-funded state grant program that includes biking and walking projects for the first time this year.


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What's in store for NE Rodney? A dispatch from the open house

Don't like riding up Williams and prefer Rodney instead? Here are PBOT's latest plans to turn it into a 'neighborhood greenway'.


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Future Commuter: “I Learned A Lot”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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Portland Rides In Style: Yeay For Spring!

Guest blogger, Tanja Olson of Tanja Olson Images, has brought us some photos from the street. Once a month Tanja will be sharing her street scenes of Portland’s bike-riding […]

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April 10, 2014

Action Alert: Sign Here to Support the Westside Trail

One of our Blueprint priorities is a complete Westside Trail to provide a safe north-south connection for people to bike and walk in our region. Metro […]

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Claire Rides a Bike

The power of the bicycle to transform a...

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April 09, 2014

2014 Sea Otter Classic – Tales From the Backside

A Portland Company Heads to...

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Your Streets, Your Priorities

As leaders at the City of Portland seek input on how to fix our transportation funding, its time to ask the question, “What will be our […]

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April 08, 2014

Thank you to our members

We’d like to send a big “Thank you!” to all the BTA members and supporters who took part in the recently-completed Member Survey. We received over […]

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Ride for Two Rivers: McKenzie Pass Car Free

The 4th Annual Ride for Two Rivers is an incredible ride to support rivers habitat and a unique opportunity to ride McKenzie Pass during the brief window of time when it is car...

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And the winners are…

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is excited to announce this year’s slate of Alice Award winners, who will be honored at the Alice Awards & Auction on […]

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April 07, 2014

Wednesday: Rodney Neighborhood Greenway Open House

North Williams Ave is one of Portland’s busiest bike routes, but hardly one of its most comfortable. As part of the North Williams Traffic Operations and Safety […]

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April 05, 2014

Sweet, Sweet Singletrack

Mt. Bike Oregon is a mt. biker's dream come...

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April 04, 2014

Future Commuter: “Most Of All Thank You”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

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April 03, 2014

What the F is a Fondo?

Fondos are sweeping the nation. Find out why and why you should definitely sign up for the upcoming Willamette Gran...

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Wheels of Justice

Local law firm flaunts their bike...

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Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 4 – Potpourri

And now, the final segment of our video interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane. This episode, “Potpourri”, featuring a variety of your questions. Topics include: Bikes on MAX cars – are there ways to add capacity? Bike parking and bikeshare at MAX stations TriMet’s take on carbon emissions – what will it take to get to […]

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Scholarships available for Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference

The Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference, coming up on June 26th-28th, is sure to be two and a half days of active, fun, informative and […]

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April 02, 2014

Meet Kristin, BTA Member

Did you know the BTA offers a barter membership? Yep that’s right, you can earn all the benefits of BTA membership through volunteering, either at our […]

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April 01, 2014

Find Your Niche

As a self-described “highly-trained nerd massage therapist,” Domenika at Niche Massage says she always, “applies [her] bike nerdery to the magic that is massage.” She started […]

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March 28, 2014

Future Commuter: “You Made Everything Fun”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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March 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Our Bodies Our Bikes

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Tori is joined by Dr. Stacy Simms, Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, and biomechanical engineer from University of California Davis Judd Van Sickle to talk about what goes on in our bodies when we ride.

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March 02, 2014

DIY Electric Bikeshare

This guy has designed a 7-pound add-on that converts a Citibike to an electric bike in seconds. It’s not in production yet, but since most of the bikes Alta deploys have similar design, I suspect it might well work here in Portland when we get bike share online.

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February 06, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Budgets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Steph talks with Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Advocacy Directory Gerik Kransky about City and State budgets for active transportation. And Commissioner Novick gets schooled on “Vision Zero”.

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February 05, 2014

I’m a Proud CTU

Via @LitmanVPI: That would be a Cycle-Transit User, someone who combines cycling and transit to accomplish a trip. A new study out of the Mineta Transportation Institute (PDF) looks at this behavior in Philadelphia and San Francisco. A few top line conclusions: Cycling and transit act as access for each other, it’s not a one-way relationship […]

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January 02, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Best of 2013

 Listen to the show (mp3, 53.7MB) Tori collates some of the best conversations of 2013, including the audience favorite: “ethicist” Randy Cohen.

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December 06, 2013

KBOO Bike Show: Buying by Bike

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.2MB) Tori and Steph speak with PSU/OTREC researcher Kelly Clifton about her research on the consumer habits of folks using different modes of transportation (spoiler: people traveling by bike spend just as much, but in different patterns).

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December 04, 2013

How Not To

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I had the opportunity to travel back to my home town, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I was right back in ‘motordom’, putting several hundred miles on a rental car driving between New York, Pittsfield and the Boston suburbs (and back). I was interested to note that North Street, the main street in town, […]

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November 14, 2013

Updated Again: Sharpening Our Game on Bicycle Advocacy

Updated 11/14/13: BTA may be squirming a bit on their infographic, but the advocacy continues – they’re holding an Advocacy 101 training on November 19 (5:30pm), pizza by Old Town Pizza. Updated 11/13/13: BTA has updated the graphic with revised numbers. You can see the new graphic and the explanation of the changes at their […]

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